From the moment explorers began inching down the coast of Africa during the Age of Exploration, the Cape of Good Hope and the area eventually to become South Africa, has commanded a strategic commercial presence sitting astride the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. For modern-day entrepreneurs looking for shipping and warehousing options, the following list of the top 3PL companies in South Africa showcases those firms that are in the business of ensuring prompt delivery. Third party logistics, or 3PLs, are the go-to resource for businesses looking to outsource the company's shipping and warehousing responsibilities to a firm with expertise in the transportation space.

In addition to the warehousing and shipping of cargo, these listed logistics companies in South Africa offer a myriad of technology-based solutions, as well as a full suite of supply chain consulting services to aid in the scheduling, tracking and delivery of your cargo.

Imperial Logistics

Of the logistics and supply chain companies in South Africa, Imperial Logistics offers an array of transportation services guaranteed to ensure ease of warehousing and delivery of cargo in South Africa and beyond. From integrated value-added logistics to route to market answers to your shipping dilemmas, its network of shipping and warehouse assets are ideal for supply chain management solutions.

Some of Imperial Logistics services include:

  • Industrial Equipment
  • Fashion Industry
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive

Imperial Logistics

Imperial Logistics Place
79 Boeing Road East
Bedfordview, South Africa 2008
Tel: +27 11 372 6500

APG Logistics

Johannesburg based APG Logistics, with additional offices in Port Elizabeth and Durban, is proudly 100% black women owned with a sizable footprint in the South African logistical supply space. Specializing in the delivery of bulk cargo, and providing freight forwarding and customs clearing, APG Logistics has become a linchpin in developing supply chain solutions for a myriad of companies. From advanced technology tracking to order management tools, APG Logistics is on the cutting edge of delivering cargo from South Africa.

APG Logistics offers the following services:

  • Freight forwarding
  • Shipping
  • Less-than-Truck flexibility
  • Warehousing
  • Supply chain consulting
  • Supply chain management

APG Logistics

13 The Woodlands, Inchanga Road
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 73 080 3250

Value Logistics

Among the top South Africa logistics companies, Value Logistics solidly makes the list by "nurturing your supply chain" using supply chain management solutions that aim to help customers grow their business. From truck rentals to full-service logistical customization, Valve Logistics seeks to be on the cutting edge of delivery and storage of your cargo needs. If you operate in South Africa and are looking for shipping and distribution options, the team at Value Logistics is standing by to get your shipment where it needs to be from South Africa to locations around the world.

Some of its services include:

  • Warehousing
  • Customs services
  • Freight security
  • Warehouse management systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Air, road, sea shipments

Value Logistics

49 Brewery Road
Isando, South Africa
Tel: +27 0860 1000 46

Transnova Africa

Transnova Africa, a logistics company in South Africa, offers advisory help on logistics and transportation management from a firm with over a century of combined experience operating in South Africa. Leveraging a partnership with U.S.-based LeanLogistics, Transnova Africa has a strong technological tool at its disposal to ensure shipments make it to their destination throughout the African continent.

  • Logistics Health Check
  • Order management
  • Warehousing and storage
  • Supply chain consulting
  • Project management
  • Fulfillment logistics
  • Lead logistics services
  • Intermodal transportation

Transnova Africa

Hammets Crossing Office Park
2 Selbourne Road Fourways 2060
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 704 0653

Laser Group

From the South African logistics hub of Newlands, the Laser Group proudly operates a majority-owned black company with one of the largest independent businesses in the country. Offering intermodal air, sea and road travel with a global reach, Laser Group has positioned itself to offer an integrated supply chain with an end-to-end solution across a myriad of industries. Whether freight forwarding or warehousing, Laser Group has a range of expertise in retail distribution or developing specialized logistics for your unique shipping situation.

  • Fulfillment logistics
  • Lead logistics services
  • Intermodal transportation
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Less-than-truck shipments
  • Customs brokerage
  • Project lead

Laser Group

Level 2 Dean Street Arcade
Newlands 7700, South Africa
Tel: +27 21 659 4000